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The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday declined to rule on the broad question of whether corporations must have attorneys represent them in administrative hearings, instead deciding 4-3 on the narrow issue brought by Stone Street Partners LLC that the person who represented the Chicago company at a 1999 code violation hearing did not properly file paperwork to do so.
An employment attorney who allegedly said that a Reed Smith LLP partner was displaying "female energy" during a deposition pushed back against a bid to sanction him for his remarks, telling a California federal court Thursday there has been hostility throughout the underlying wage-and-hour suit from counsel on both sides.
A former attorney and his father have been indicted on federal criminal charges in New Jersey for their roles in a Ponzi scheme that allegedly involved swindling more than 40 clients out of roughly $13 million over a three-year period, authorities announced on Friday.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court on Friday roundly rejected complaints that a judge was partial during a medical malpractice trial, leaving intact a jury’s defense verdict and sweeping aside bias allegations.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday granted a request from the owner of a water supply company, who argued a lower court ignored a jury's findings and wrongly granted a new trial to his two former lawyers in a contingency fee dispute lawsuit involving their right to a stake in his company.